Latin America has seen encouraging growth in the number of women joining the professional ranks. In fact, the region is showing such progress that it will soon be the vanguard, according to the Council of the Americas. “By 2025, the proportion of women among professional workers is expected to be higher in Latin America and the Caribbean than anywhere else in the world,” wrote the organization recently in celebration of International Women’s Day. While there is still much work to be done, 53% of management positions in Colombia are held by women, while the Andean nations as a whole already have a higher percentage of women in CEO roles than the United States. And the Caribbean region is the most advanced of all, having nearly twice as many women board members and senior executives as the USA does.